London (change)
Today 8°C / 8°C
Tomorrow 13°C / 11°C
4 messages
10/01/2014 at 16:26

The Sage in my new garden has really flourished and Ive had to cut it back several times during the Summer. Do I leave it to keep going year round or should it be cut right down each year?

Its getting a bit blackened here and there, presumably by frost.

10/01/2014 at 16:29

I generally find there's bits need to be removed at the end of winter, otherwise I let id get on with its life. 

10/01/2014 at 18:17

I agree with nut - common sage has lovely flowers which you will lose if it's regularly cut back hard.  If a 'branch' gets too leggy you can try cutting it back hard but they don't always send out shoots from very old wood.  I treat mine as short-lived perennials and replace them when they get too woody and leggy (after about 5 years or so) just like lavender.

10/01/2014 at 18:18

Sage takes happily from cuttings so easy to replace. 

email image
4 messages